HELP-Normal Flora?

David Snyder dasnyder at uci.edu
Thu Nov 16 19:33:07 EST 1995

In article <48dsfh$i9 at news.bu.edu>, cplclegg at bu.edu (Bruce S. Powell) wrote:

> Quick question: from an eye wound exudate, is it normal to isolate S. aureus
> and\or E.coli?  Does this indicate pathogenesis?
S. aureus is found on the skin of many people and hence may be there
without pathenogenisis although it is an indication of eye rubbing (which
may not be helped if it occurs durring sleep).  E. coli may be there for a
similar reason, however, there is the risk that those organisms will
infect the wound.  Hence the wound should at least be watched and possibly
lightly covered to prevent further rubbing... Of course an actual
physician or medical microbiologist may have more to say than I, a
wanna-be, would...
> from urine sample: Klebsiella? (I know this is an opportunist.)

I do not know if it would be alone and transiently a sign of infection,
but I have heard of Klebsiella infections of the bladder.

Hope I am more helpful than not,

David Snyder

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